wrveres wrote:Just because 2 or 3 people a year are mistakingly convicted is no reason to let the other 14,997 people go live with their buddies and watch color tv 24-7 while having meals prepared for them and all their health concerns attended too.
I am not buying it.
This is flawed logic. Just because someone is against the death penalty doesn't mean they are in favor of the maintaining the status quo in the prison system. I'm against capital punishment, but I would be in favor of keeping convicted muderers in some kind of solitary confinement with no TV privileges, a bread and water diet (maybe no literally bread and water, but just enough to maintain health), one hour a day of supervised excercise, isolated from other inmates, etc.
Someone can be against the death penalty, and against the pampering of convicts.